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try anyway, anyhow to get on base. >> joe: 2-0. >> john: lester is trying to steal outs for joe maddon, with chapman hopefully doesn't have to get six outs. >> joe: last night, chapman came on in the seventh. a 7-2 game. here's that you are sincere. hard hit right at addison russell. one away. with the bases empty, napoli will step in. there's the starter. hendricks probably more nervous now than he was at 8:10 eastern party went 4 2/3. two runs, one earned. speetwo lindor squared that up right at russell. 2-0 pitch he liked.
>> joe: napoli hitless tonight. strike one. the velocity has been maintained by lester. >> john: he's done a great job mixing it up. he started out with two steamers and curveballs. now he's been able to throw the four-seamer more consistent. >> joe: in 2014, madison bumgarner threw 170 pitches to win game 5 over kansas city. two days off, then 68 pitches for a five inning save in a one-run game 7. lester. so impressive. 90 pitches to win game five. two days off, and he's thrown 50 pitches here in game 7.
the 1-2. 2-2. >> john: at this point, it's all a dry land. you would never throw this much on your side day. he knows what's at stake. trying to grind each pitch out. mentally get locked in and it takes longer to accomplish but as long as you keep getting out, it's worth it. >> joe: two outs. four strikeout for jon lester. we haven't seen that pitch a strike most of the night. theo and his son.
here is jose ramirez. the epstein is the president, head of baseball operations for the cubs. took over in the fall of 2011 and he told cubs fans i have a plan but you are going to have to be patient. how often is it that a plan actually works? this is a good young chicago team that's going to be good for a long time to come. >> john: it did take him a while. they had to lose a lot of games to get that plan but you are right. this team, built to win a few more years than just right now. >> joe: two out, nobody on. 1-want to jose ramirez. ground ball. russell can't make the play and the inning continues. a two-out hit for jose ramirez with brandon guyer coming up. >> john: joe is probably going to bring in chapman and give him
some freedom to work before the tying run get to the plate. >> joe: russell got there and overshot it. jon lester tonight goes 3 1/3. struck out four, watch one. and got big outs here in game seven. closer coming in. chapman. cubs up 3 in the eighth. (google assistant) i found a few places. (announcer vo) the only network than can power the first phone with the new google assistant, unlimited photo storage, and a stunning vr experience. how is this possible? (announcer vo) so buy a pixel, only on verizon, and get up to $400 back. and right now get 20 gigs and four lines for just 160 with no surprise overages. all on america's best network.
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responsible for the man on. one walk, for strikeouts. now the game is in the hands of aroldis chapman. the last two games, he's been asked for a lot of work. 35 of 62 pitches have been triple digits. two outs. ball one outside to guyer. picked up from the rays during the season. this guy gives terry francona and good at-bat. brandon guyer. one ball, one strike. >> john: he's done damage against left-handers. stays in their and he would love nothing more than to get the next guy on deck a chance. signed away on base. get the tying run up. >> joe: out of play. strike two.
joe maddon went to chapman last night up 7-2. ran him back out there for the start of the night up 9-2. it was questioned during and after the game but joe maddon thought aroldis chapman would be fine. he will have to get more than three outs tonight. 102. 2-2. >> john: earlier in his career, chapman would get wild. that would be the only reason he would give people a chance but he's really learned how to command that 101, 102. mix in an occasional slider. guy to have big swings at the plate have no chance to hit
chapman. you've got to be disciplined, short, use his power to your advantage. the one that is not guyer. he is short to the ball. he's fouled a couple off to the right side. the runner at first, ramirez. two outs, bottom of the eighth. ball three. >> john: that's the pitch you've got to stay off of. that's the one over the middle of the plate that looks so inviting to a hitter. he was able to hold up. >> joe: if guyer can reach, the tying run would bat, rajai davis. runner will go. a drive into right center field, that ball down. around third, ramirez. he will score.
an rbi double by brandon guyer. it's 6-4. >> john: short, quick. let the power be your friend. this dude can play against left-handed pitching. that's a huge two outs that me up rbi. as we have said, the tying run comes to the plate. >> joe: if nothing else, it puts the indians in a spot where, if it stays like this, at the worst, it takes one base runner to have a chance in the ninth. davis. ball one. 100 miles an hour. rajai is 0 for 3. 3 for 20 in the series.
they hand him the ball here in the eighth inning of game 7. 2-2. >> john: davis missed his pitch earlier, trying his best to be as quick as it can -- as he can. >> joe: 2-2. just got a piece. >> john: he wants the inner half of the ball so he has a better chance of getting the barrel to it. a way, not a whole lot he can do with it. up, same result. sometimes you've got to get lucky against a guy like chapman. you have to guess in an area, hope he throws it there. >> joe: the 2-2. a new supply of baseballs for
i said down and in was his only chance. watch with his pitch is. down and in. >> john: he got it. he fouled off the pitches he had to fall off. the one area that gave davis a chance to hit a home run is where chapman threw it. oh, my. >> joe: now crisp. ball one. first home run allowed by aroldis chapman since june 18th while with the yankees. kurt suzuki of the twins. 210 batters in between. it comes with two outs in the
bottom of the eighth of game 7 to tie it. base hit by crisp. go ahead run is on. >> john: i said earlier the cubs saw miller multiple times. he wasn't as sharp. chapman has been pushed beyond what normally could be a role in three straight games. he's thrown two straight pitches down and in. the hitters, don't forget about guyer and the ability to fight off those pitches and get that huge hit to set up for davis. same thing. >> joe: don't forget about all the work last night in a 7-2 game when the cubs couldn't add on. he had to come on. nowadays back in their, and this one down and in.
sent out by rajai davis. and then followed down and in, sent to left by coco crisp. >> john: went chapman's effective, he's effective over the middle of the zone and up. there's not a lot of hitters they can do anything against it. he's been pushed and is thrown a ton of pitches. he sacrificed a little bit to try to generate more natural -- his natural velocity is better than forced velocity. >> joe: lebron celebrating with over 40,000 in the ballpark and thousands outside the ballpark. ball one now to yan gomes.
yan gomes has three plate appearances this postseason, all against chapman. grounded out, struck out, bounced into a double play. check on crisp, the go-ahead run at first with two out. 2-0. he just looks worn out. and he is. >> john: there's no other other way around it. >> joe: a two-out infield hit by jose ramirez and russell couldn't make the play, diving to his left.
the pitching change, double, homer, single. now a 2-0 pitch to gomes. fooled by the slider from chapman. 2-1. >> john: now the bullpen that has been hard to trust for joe maddon is going to be put in duty to have to trust. >> joe: that lack of trust has led to all the work, especially last night, for chapman. gomes could be a hero. 2-2. back to backsliders. travis wood, the left-hander, just got up. getting ready in a hurry.
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>> joe: we have just witnessed the first ever game-tying home run in the eighth inning or later of a world series game 7. and it belongs to rajai davis. his first since the 30th of august. the moment of his life. it's 6-6. ninth inning. how much can the indians get out of cody allen? that misses for ball one. to david ross, whohomered in his only at-bat in the sixth. >> john: cody allen has been unbelievable. pressed into extra duty now. extra adrenaline to boot. >> joe: 2-0. >> john: i've seen crazy games and crazy series played. i think back to texas and st. louis. two times, one strike away from
winning the world series in gam. this is game 7. >> joe: battling off pitches ang a homer. now the weather they were worried was coming in is here. it's starting to rain. >> joe: 2-0 the count on david ross. cody allen. that is high for ball three. there is action for the indians in their bullpen as the rain picks up a bit. 3-1. this is the first game 7 tied
after eight since the classic you are a part of, 1991. braves and twins. that game at the metrodome. this game at progressive field. allen needs to throw a strike. 3-1. he can't. a leadoff walk here in the ninth inning. remember, the cubs are carrying three catchers. if they want to pinch run for ross, they can and they will with coghlan. >> john: well, ross will realize, getting back to the dugout, he got a chance to play a game 7. for the final time, he gets a chance to play. a home run, a walk. >> joe: now coghlan running at first. heyward at the plate.
remember, cody allen took over in the seventh, got a strike him out, throw him out double play. quick eight. hedges tackle his pitch count is up to 23. >> john: it's difficult to keep going beyond what you normally do in the regular season. your mind is willing, your body sometimes lets you know that it's fatigued. what happens is, you sacrifice location because you are trying to generate the stuff you feel you are losing by the length of the game you're pitching. >> joe: heyward 0 for 3 tonight. 3 for 18 in this world series. indians expect a bunt. no sign of it.
ball two. >> john: the indians have shot -- shaw. looks like he's getting ready in the rain. >> joe: cures the 2-0. jason heyward. takes a strike. heyward hit .230 during the regular season, first year of an eight year deal. he's got one rbi this postseason. he is gone 21 straight games without a hit on the road. >> john: he's got to let it go right here on a fastball. he's got the thing fastball, trusted, and let it go. the one he it foul.
>> john: has to get in a different mode. more than likely, and elevated fastball or the power curveball is coming. that's the pitch he had to hit. that was his best chance. >> joe: are you surprised with heyward and his struggles, the go-ahead run on it first, a guy who can run in coghlan, no bunt. >> john: heyward showed one bunt, didn't look very good with it. i think with bias on deck -- baez on deck, joe maddon likes this matchup a little better. >> joe: the 2-2. runner goes. grounder to first is foul. coghlan got a good jump. the recent clinch games for the cubs, back in 2003, game 7, gam.
1984, blue a three-run lead in the nlcs game 5. against san diego. indians trail tonight 5-1 in the fifth. they come back to tie it 6-6. 2-2. that is fouled on the line. heyward is starting to time up cody allen. >> john: yes, he is. cody allen a little slow to the plate. you saw coghlan go but this fastball right here. i would think almost indefinitely with a breaking ball. preferably in the same area and height. >> joe: 2-2 the count.
check on coghlan. this is the third time in a world series game 7 that a team has come back from four runs or more to tie or take the lead. ' 25 pirates won it over washington. the '60 yankees trailed to pittsburgh in pittsburgh. lost on a bob mazeroski home run. 10-98 indians tonight trail 5-1 in the fifth grade -- in the fi. >> john: cody allen is trying to get it lower. this one catches too much of the plate.